Teen allegedly admits to having marijuana, charged with possession

Published 2:26 pm Thursday, March 28, 2019

SALISBURY — A Salisbury teenager was charged with marijuana possession after an officer spotted several vehicles without headlights leaving a cemetery.

The teen was a passenger in one of the vehicles.

The Salisbury Police Department charged Shiquan Malik Horton, 17, of the 200 block of Castlewood Drive, with misdemeanor possession of a controlled substance Schedule VI and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia.

The arrest was made about 9 p.m. Wednesday when an officer saw several vehicles, none of which had headlights on, leaving Oakwood Cemetery on Old Wilkesboro Road.

The officer stopped a 2001 Nissan Maxima. The officer said he could smell marijuana as the driver spoke with him. Horton, the back-seat passenger, said the marijuana was his, according to a police report. He had 12 grams of marijuana, the report said.

Horton gave a written promise to appear in court April 15.

The driver of the vehicle, Malachi Gill, 21, was issued a citation for not having a driver’s license.